The 56th Army Band

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS  

Keeping with a long-standing tradition, Music in the Park’s season ends with a live concert from The 56th Army Band. Based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the band plays many local and regional venues. Recently, for example, it appeared at Seattle’s Rock and Roll Marathon and performed a concert at Portland’s Rose Festival. The 56th plays traditional concert and marching music, plus breakout ensembles: the Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, Jazz Combo, Rock Band, Brass Band, Dixie Band, and Full Big Jazz Band.

As this is an outdoor concert, blankets or folding chairs are advised along with snacks and drinks. No alcohol is allowed in this venue.

What: The 56th Army Band

Where: Sylvester Park, Legion and Capitol, Olympia

When: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24

How much: free

Learn more: 360-357-8948 /


Music in the Park – Olympia’s Own Summer Concert Series